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Abingdon Man Says His Daughter Is Princess Of Tiny African Nation

Abingdon Man Says His Daughter Is Princess Of Tiny African Nation

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Here’s a story that would have been perfect for the Father’s Day weekend last month. A resident of the Washington County community of Abingdon claimed an African kingdom so his only daughter could be a princess. Jeremiah Heaton made a recent trek across the Egyptian desert to a small mountainous region between Egypt and the Sudan called Bir Tawil. He planted a flag on this disputed area and now calls his 7-year-old daughter Emily its princess. Heaton says he wants to pursue formal recognition with African nations, and getting Egypt and the Sudan to recognize Bir Tawil would be the first step.

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